A Beginner's Guide to Crystals

How crystals work

Healing Crystal

Everything in the world is made of energy that emits it's own vibration: plants, animals, humans and yes, you guessed it- crystals. The scientific law of energy states energy cannot be made or destroyed, only transformed. Could it be possible that a crystal's special energy could help transform our own negative energy into positive, healing energy? I certainly believe so! There are thousands of different crystals and each one has it's own energetic vibration. To understand how crystals can work for us, it also helps to understand what the Chakra system is.

The Chakra system originated in ancient India and is defined by 7 areas in our body that energy flows through. Starting from our root chakra (1) at the base of our spine and moving all the way up our body through our sacral chakra (2), solar plexus chakra (3), heart chakra (4), throat chakra (5), third eye chakra (6) and finally the crown chakra (7) at the very top of our head. Each energy center, or chakra, represents a different area such as the root chakra for example: the root chakra represents our feelings of stability, security and survival. Some symptoms that our root chakra would have an energetic block would be feelings of financial stress or insecurity, fear of not being safe and so on. When we have a block in one of our chakras, this throws off our entire chakra system and energy does not freely flow. Each crystal relates to a chakra and when we utilize crystal healing properly, we can help heal these blocks over time. Do you have negative feelings to the emotions of love, self care, empathy and sympathy? Maybe you feel like you're closed off to love or dealing with emotional wounds? Your heart chakra is probably blocked and Rose Quartz would greatly assist you in opening up your heart and healing your emotional pain. This is just one example of many on how crystals can work for us.

How to pick the right crystals for you

Crystals tend to pick us, it's truly a beautiful process. I always tell my customers, "If you're attracted to it and you feel drawn to it, it's probably just what you need right now." One of my favorite activities to do at my shows is to have a person look at a collection of assorted crystals and tell them to pick up the first one that calls to them- no hesitation, no waiting- just pick one up right away. Children are the best at this and it just goes to show you how our limiting beliefs start to affect us and make us second guess ourselves as we age. Children have little to no energy blocks and they always have no issue picking what crystal speaks to them right away. We tend to overthink things as adults and with crystal healing there's a whole lot of intuition, gut feeling and big magic (thanks, Liz Gilbert). Each person (and crystal) is a special individual with a unique purpose. Two recommended ways to choose your crystals would be 1. by intuition as mentioned above: go to a crystal shop or browse my shop online and see what you're naturally drawn to- that's a great way to start. The 2nd recommendation would be to pick a crystal that relates to the chakra you feel might be blocked and see what crystal is best for healing that energy center and the subsequent negative symptoms.

How to cleanse your crystals

Just like we do, crystals love to feel clean, re-energized and renewed to do the best job they can. Think of how we feel after focusing on self love and self care- you feel like your battery is fully charged and you have more to offer to the world around you. Crystals need their 'batteries' to be charged up correctly to be effective just like we do. Imagine an air filter if you would- filters are clean when we first put them in and as time goes by, they collect dirt, bacteria and allergens and come day 30 they need to be changed out again. Crystals function the same way! As we use them day after day, they need to be cleansed regularly to keep doing their best job and to get rid of all the negative energy they've collected. What are some ways to cleanse your crystals? There's several ways and with time you might find your own favorite method or that some crystals do better being cleansed one way over another. One of my favorite ways is cleansing with White Sage- you open a door or window in your space to let the bad energy leave, burn the tip of the White Sage (I sell White Sage Smudge Sticks in my shop to make this easy) and let the smoke begin to envelop the crystal while saying some positive intentions out loud to make your purpose for healing known. Using the sun, full moon, ground, salt, water and sound healing are some more ways you can experiment with when cleansing crystals as well.

How to use crystals in your daily life

Once you start learning about crystals, it's hard to stop. Especially when you start having positive experiences and see good things come from using these wonderful gifts from the earth. Wearing healing crystals in jewelry form, carrying them in a small bag on your person, keeping them around your home or storing some in you car are all great ways to have more positive energy around you at all times. One amazing way you can use crystals in your daily life is using Black Tourmaline, a root chakra stone, to ward off EMF waves from electronics like our phones, laptops and TV's which can negatively affect us. Black Tourmaline also grounds us and helps us transmute negative energies- it's one of my all time favorites. I'm sure you've probably heard of healing Amber necklaces for infants and toddlers? Genuine, high grade Amber naturally releases healing oils that fight off inflammation, pain and general crankiness (adults love it too)! I could go on and on.. and I will at our upcoming DIY Healing Bracelets workshop!

This Wednesday evening, April 4th at Pachyderm Music Lab, join us to learn about the healing properties of crystals and take your own home! Every person will leave with 2 new healing bracelets they put together themselves, a new free crystal and 1 lucky person will win the raffle prize of a healing crystal set worth $50! This will be an evening of fun, healing, learning and evolving and I'm honored to join you on this journey. You can still sign up (hurry!) CLICK HERE to join us. I hope to see you there and share some good energy with you!


Emily Powell

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